9 May 2018

Royal Society honour for Professor Tracy Palmer

Professor Tracy Palmer of the University of Dundee has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Professor Palmer holds a Chair in Molecular Microbiology in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee. Her research career has been focussed on the study of bacteria. She is particularly interested in the processes by which bacteria such as E. coli interact with their surroundings and has published over 100 papers on the subject, gaining international recognition as one of the leading experts in the field. The Royal Society is the national academy...

Royal Society honour for Professor Tracy Palmer

8 May 2018

ESA recognition for Dundee technology

The European Space Agency (ESA) has showcased the importance of technology developed at the University of Dundee to aid the planetary landing of spacecraft. Planet and Asteroid Natural Scene Generation Utility (PANGU) is a powerful set of tools that model the surfaces of planetary bodies such as Mars, the Moon, Mercury and asteroids using real and synthetic data. Developed by the University’s Space Technology Centre, PANGU is currently being used by spacecraft engineers around the world, including the team working on ExoMars rover, which is scheduled to touch down on the red planet in 2020. The ESA h...

ESA recognition for Dundee technology

1 May 2018

Launch of Platinum Informatics Ltd

Platinum Informatics is a new spin-out company providing state of the art software solutions for the management, visualisation and analysis of large and complex data sets in a wide range of laboratory and industrial environments. The company is commercialising software developed for more than ten years within the University of Dundee by Professor Angus Lamond’s team in the School of Life Sciences. Platinum Informatics has built upon software created for the analysis of biological big data, generated in Professor Lamond’s world-leading Laboratory for Quantitative Proteomics. The software was ori...

Launch of Platinum Informatics Ltd

1 May 2018

Scientists enhance understanding of cancer development mechanisms

An interdisciplinary research collaboration has taken a significant step towards understanding the mutational causes of cancers, a finding which may one day lead to personalised cancer treatment. The team from the University of Dundee, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Wellcome Sanger Institute used a type of worm called C. elegans as a model to study how cancer-causing genetic mutations arise when DNA is inaccurately replicated or when damaged DNA is not repaired. Cancer is caused by the accumulation of mutations. A major challenge is to understand the mutagenic processes that silently ...

Scientists enhance understanding of cancer development mechanisms

23 Apr 2018

Seeing prostate cancer in a new light

New imaging technique shown to offer greater accuracy and reliability in diagnosis of prostate cancer Breakthrough welcomed by Stephen Fry, former Rector of the University and prostate cancer patient Movember thank all the `Mo Bros and Mo Sistas for their fundraising support for research A new method offering more successful diagnosis and management of prostate cancer has been identified by researchers at the University of Dundee. They say an ultrasound process called shear wave elastography (SWE) has been shown to offer much greater accuracy and reliability in diagnosis of prostate cancer, while being a...

Seeing prostate cancer in a new light